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Life Issues® Institute

Here's the most recent news and updates for this outstanding ministry!

October is Down Syndrome Awareness Month

  • Monday, October 19, 2015

There's a guy at church named Scott who says I'm his girlfriend.

The reality is I'm just one of the many he refers to as his girlfriend.

Scott is special for a lot of reasons - he's quick to smile, likes everyone and is always eager to help.   Scott is near and dear to the hearts of many  . . . including mine.  Scott is 17 year olds and has Down syndrome.

Just as the other children in our church whom I've watched grow up, Scott has a special place in my heart.  He's taught me many things ...

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The Message of Life

  • Monday, September 21, 2015

I was back on my alma mater's campus this past week.  Much has changed since the late 1980's and yet, much has remained the same - the campus is full of young men and women ready to learn and change the future!  And, there are many who stand ready to come alongside to help mold and shape the mindset of the student body - to feed into them and educate their worldview.

More than ever, the urgent need for organizations like the Life Issues® Institute is paramount.  It's crucial that the importance of every life - from womb to tomb ...

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Abortion Crossroad

  • Sunday, August 23, 2015

Brad Mattes, host of the daily 1:00  commentary, "Life Issues®" and President of the Life Issues® Institute, recently noted, "In the 40 years that I've been working in the pro-life movement, these last few weeks have been the most dramatic and impactful. I pray that Americans won't just be shocked and then return to things as usual. If we're able to feed the passion created by these videos, I'm confident we can end this modern-day holocaust of abortion. Please God, let it be so!"

To further equip radio stations in their partnership with life ...

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Planned Parenthood Aftermath -- Act and Pray

  • Monday, July 20, 2015

I'm a mom of three and with two of them driving, a recent Bloomberg report struck a chord with me. 

The report notes that while teens don't always listen to parents, they watch them.  "A lot of parents don't understand that they're the No. 1 influence when it comes to teaching their teens how to drive," Kyle Donash, a spokesman for Allstate.

While I could certainly work on my parenting skills, I'm thankful that I've had taken opportunities to show my children the importance of refraining from such risky behavior while driving.

The recent ...

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  • Monday, June 1, 2015

In Scripture the word "father" is found more than 1,100 times.  A father's involvement in the lives of his children is vitally important -- nearly every study conducted in the social sciences confirms what the Bible teaches . . . fathers matter.

I'm thankful to have many memories of my father -- some of which come vividly to mind when I hear certain songs like Nat King Cole's Stardust.

Whenever I hear this old standard, I'm 10 years old and back in the living room of the home I grew up in . . . sitting around the turntable and listening to LPs ...

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"Life Issues®" -- A Cheerleader for Moms!

  • Monday, May 4, 2015

It was a big week in our house as my first born graduated from college.  Talk about life milestones-- Saturday’s graduation ceremony was definitely that for us!

Among the crowd cheering for the 1100 graduates, there were many proud moms.  No doubt that in a  crowd that size, there were single, young, old and  adoptive moms . . . all united as proud moms doing what we do -- cheerleading for our children.

Leading up to Mother's Day this Sunday, Brad Mattes encourages listeners on "Life Issues®" to be a cheerleader for all moms ...

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